To those who do not know Perry Mason, here is a brief introduction. Perry Mason is a main character of the detective fiction written by Erle Stanley Gardner. He is a criminal defense lawyer who establishes the innocence of his clients by brilliant detective work and strategies. More than 80 novels have featured Perry Mason. No. This is not a book review. These are just my personal thoughts about the famous fictional character. Now back to the reasons why I love Perry Mason:
Perry has an uncanny ability to think beyond the obvious.
In The Case of the Caretaker’s Cat, he says: “Remember one thing about me – when I start fighting I don’t hit where the other man’s expecting the punch. I always hit in an unexpected place.”
He is extremely unconventional in pursuit of his goals.
In The Case of the Lucky Legs, Perry quotes: “I’m one of the biggest gamblers in the world. I gamble with human emotions instead of with cards.”
He usually is on the edge of trouble and law yet with his tricky defense strategies gets his clients out of trouble.
In The Case of the Cautious Coquette, Perry is forced to set up an elaborate trap of brilliant deception to avoid being implicated in murder.
Perry never gives up on difficult and almost-hopeless cases.
In The Case of the Caretaker’s Cat, Perry says: “A lawyer isn’t like a shopkeeper who can sell his wares or not as he chooses. He holds his talents in trust for the unfortunate.” In The Case of the Drowning Duck, he says: “You can get what you want out of life – if you fight hard enough for it.”
He is not keen to jump into any relationship like how usually handsome heroes are supposed to in other conventional novels.
Perry knows he is not the type to settle down and is too committed to his work and the excitement it brings in. Oh, how I wish Perry Mason was a real man and not just an imagination of the author. I would definitely be head over heels in love with him. Perry Mason Books Series available here.